I found this tutorial for making an inexpensive, homemade eye makeup remover. I have never really used makeup remover. I usually skip that step and head straight to the face wash. But I've used it from time to time, and I'm a pretty big fan. So I decided to make my own. This blogger was pretty stoked about her recipe, so I was sold.
I went to Target and gathered the items I needed.
I purchased mini bottles of the shampoo and oil, in case it did not work.
In my big measuring cup, I mixed one cup of water with 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of baby shampoo and 1/8 of a teaspoon of baby oil.
I poured the dirty water look alike into my cute little bottles.
Now time to test it out!
I made sure I used very dark eyeshadow, black eyeliner (top and bottom) and lots of mascara.
I felt really dumb taking pictures of myself like this. So this face made me feel better.
I loaded up my cotton pad with my fresh makeup remover.
This is what it looked like after the one swipe I was promised would remove it all.
Still lots of eyeliner. (This is not waterproof or life-proof eyeliner, either.)
So I scrubbed and swiped a million times. This is the result.
Then I did the other eye.
So, overall it works. Just not as quickly as it should. I was hoping for a miraculous beauty product, but alas, that's not how life works. This turned out to be a big 'Oh Well.' I'll still probably use it, and make another batch, but I won't be peddling any to my friends. At least it only cost me about 3 dollars.
|This is my 'Oh Well' face.|
P.S. - After a few days - the makeup remover settles and looks creepy. If you decide to make this on your own, be sure to shake before you use it.